Event Leadership

Join us this fall for the South Shore Inaugural. Together, as a strong and compassionate community, we have the power to make a significant impact and raise funds to support UJA's mission to lift up those in need. 

This event is intended for donors of $500 or more to UJA's 2024 Annual Campaign or $250 for first-time participants.

If you are a donor under $500 and would like to discuss your gift or make a donation for the 2024 annual campaign, please contact Randy Newman at or 516.762.5836.

The Inaugural will feature a Roll of Honor. Please join us in demonstrating your support by making a gift to the 2024 Annual Campaign. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

The deadline for the Roll of Honor is Friday, August 25, 2023. Your participation in it is completely voluntary, although we hope you will agree to have your name listed for the Inaugural and our Long Island Roll of Honor.  

Leadership Circle $36,000+* 
Philanthropist $25,000+* 
Champion $18,000+* 
Guardian $10,000+* 
Humanitarian $7,500+ 
Benefactor $5,000+ 
Ambassador $2,500+ 
Community Leader $1,800+ 
Patron $1,000+ 

* A contribution of $10,000 or more includes membership in one or more of UJA’s donor giving societies: Tzedek Society ($10,000+), King David Society ($25,000+), Ambassador’s Round Table ($50,000+), and Prime Minister’s Council ($100,000+). Membership includes exclusive access to briefings, volunteer experiences, missions, and other benefits. 

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Honoree Portrait

Dr. Michael Feldman

Mark Ramer Award

Michael Feldman is a beloved and devoted member of the Jewish community. Ever since he was little, Michael’s parents, Lenore and George, instilled in him the love of community and the importance of charity. Devoted to several organizations, Michael has given his time and resources to the Five Towns Community Chest, specifically its fair and three-on-three basketball tournament. Like the generation before him, Michael is a longtime member of Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere. As a past board member of the synagogue, Michael has had the good fortune to be involved in one of UJA’s sponsored programs, the Re-Imagine Project.   


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Honoree Portrait

Rachel and Andrew Cooper

Rachel and Andrew Cooper support UJA because its mission aligns closely with the values they were raised with. These values include caring for people in need, fighting antisemitism, and strengthening Jewish life.

Rachel and Andrew strive to set an example for their teenage daughters and show them the importance of giving back to the community. They have chaired many drives and activities where the monies raised made a difference to several local charities. Rachel served on the committee for the Hamptons Trunk Show, which she looks forward to attending every year.

Giving each year to philanthropic organizations is important to them. Rachel traveled on a UJA Heart to Heart mission...

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Honoree Portrait

Lauren and Barry Goldstein

Lauren and Barry Goldstein have supported UJA for over 20 years, proudly helping UJA fulfill its mission to care for Jews in need all around the world as well as in our local neighborhoods.  

Lauren grew up in Hewlett Harbor and became a bat mitzvah at Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Centre. A graduate of Lynbrook High School, Lauren went on to earn her degree in teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition to her substitute teaching in the Hewlett school district for many years, she also worked with the Hewlett Elementary PTA, including a term as its president.     

Barry was brought up in Queens and earned his B.A. and M.B.A. at the University...

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Honoree Portrait

Barbara and Bruce Last

Barbara and Bruce Last are passionate about helping others, and by supporting UJA, Barbara and Bruce know that they are helping those in need not only locally, but around the world. They believe it is of the utmost importance to “stand with our Jewish community and Israel to make sure our heritage survives with strength.” 

Barbara grew up in Hewlett and attended Boston University. Learning the business from her dad, Barbara has been selling custom kitchens and supplying cabinets to real estate companies for many years. Barbara was the first woman on the Brandeis School executive board and fundraised and created new programs and events for the school. Barbara was a past...

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Speaker Portrait

Event Leadership

Ilene and Larry Cohen
Nancy and Alan Hoffman


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